Martin O’Malley Announces Presidential Run, does anyone care?

democratic poll numbers June 1st 2015O’Malley announces 2016 run with jab at Clinton and Bush ‘royal families’. Don’t be confused, he is not only running against the 1%, he is also polling at 1%. If you consider the margin of error, he might be polling at -1%.

Oโ€™Malley served as Marylandโ€™s governor from 2007 to 2015. He announced his progressive vision for the country as well as his experience as Baltimoreโ€™s mayor. He pointedly took stances to the left of Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton on issues like gay marriage, immigration reform and trade, and provided a generational contrast with signs emblazoned with the slogan โ€œNew Leadershipโ€.

In his speech Oโ€™Malley repeatedly emphasized his progressive credentials, talking about his support for gay marriage and the Dream Act while recognizing โ€œtransgender Americansโ€.

He also went after those he derided as โ€œthe bullies of Wall Streetโ€ and said โ€œTell me how it is that in this country you can get pulled over if you have a broken tail light, but if you wreck the country you are absolutely untouchable?โ€

Oโ€™Malley took aim at Clinton and presumed Republican candidate Jeb Bush saying: โ€œThe presidency is not a crown to be passed back and forth by you between two royal families.โ€